Spelling Exercise: -ise or -ize?

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UK versus US Spelling Exercise: -ise or -ize?

Decide which of the following words can be written with -ize instead of -ise (and have to be written -ize in US English):

A

acclimatise, advertise, advise, agonise, Americanise, amortise, anaesthetise, antagonise, apologise, arise, atomise, authorise

B

balkanise, baptise, bastardise, brutalise

C

chastise, circumcise, civilise, colonise, commercialise, compromise, criticise, crystallise

D

decolonise, demise, demobilise, demoralise, despise, devise, disenfranchise, disguise

E

economise, emphasise, energise, enfranchise, enterprise, epitomise, equalise, evangelise, excise, exercise, exorcise, expertise, externalise

F

familiarise, feminise, fertilise, fossilise, franchise

G

galvanise, generalise

H

harmonise, hospitalise, hypnotise

I

idealise, idolise, immunise, improvise, individualise, itemise

J

jeopardise

L

legalise, legitimatise, legitimise, liberalise, lionise, localise

M

magnetise, marginalise, materialise, maximise, mechanise, memorise, merchandise, mesmerise, metabolise, militarise, minimise, mobilise, modernise, monopolise, moralise

N

nationalise, naturalise, normalise

O

organise, ostracise, oxidise

P

pasteurise, patronise, penalise, personalise, philosophise, plagiarise, polarise, popularise, premise, pressurise, prioritise, privatise, proselytise, publicise, pulverise

R

radicalise, rationalise, realise, recognise, revise, rise, romanticise

S

sanitise, satirise, scandalise, schematise, scrutinise, secularise, serialise, socialise, specialise, stabilise, standardise, sterilise, stigmatise, stylise, subsidise, summarise, supervise, surmise, surprise, sympathise, synchronise, synthesise, systematise

T

tantalise, televise, terrorise, theorise, tranquillise, transistorise, traumatise, trivialise

U

unionise, urbanise

V

vandalise, vaporise, victimise, visualise, vocalise, vulcanise, vulgarise

W

westernise, womanise

ANSWERS

ANSWERS

All except: advertise, advise, arise, chastise, circumcise, compromise, demise, despise, devise, disenfranchise, disguise, enfranchise, enterprise, excise, exercise, exorcise, expertise, franchise, improvise, merchandise, premise, revise, rise, supervise, surmise, surprise, televise.